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🔵 23 January-3 February 2023 At the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council's unique Universal Periodic Review, 13 countries present what they are doing to improve their human rights situations while their peers scrutinize the record. INFO #UPR42 ➡️ bit.ly/3CULRNQ
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🟠 COMING UP The 5th in a @UNHumanRights seminar series to discuss good practices, and identify gaps + challenges in how #development contributes to #HumanRights. 5️⃣ Asia & the Pacific (@UNESCAP) 🗓️ 13-14 February 2023 REGISTER ▶ bit.ly/3j9zWFi #CD2HR
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El proyecto de ley sobre las ONG en Venezuela está claramente orientado a limitar, no a facilitar, el ejercicio del derecho de asociación, asegura la Misión internacional independiente del Consejo de Derechos Humanos news.un.org/es/story/2023/01…
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Deny the legitimacy of #Myanmar’s military government, says independent expert Tom Andrews (@RapporteurUn). WATCH ▶️ redirect.invidious.io/9-WVCERWhrg
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🔵 NEW Statement by Nicholas Koumjian, head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, on the 2nd anniversary of #Myanmar's military coup. READ ▶️ bit.ly/3RkE6qD
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#UPR42 | The 42nd Universal Periodic Review Working Group of the @UN🇺🇳 Human Rights Council is considering the adoption of the reports on: - Guatemala🇬🇹 - Benin🇧🇯 - the Republic of Korea🇰🇷 - Switzerland🇨🇭 - Pakistan🇵🇰 media.un.org/en/asset/k1b/k1…
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"We have collected credible evidence of an array of war crimes and crimes against humanity," says Nicholas Koumjian, head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, on the 2nd anniversary of #Myanmar's military coup. STATEMENT IN FULL ▶️ bit.ly/3RkE6qD
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At #UPR42, @alisabrypc, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said #SriLanka had faced unprecedented economic and social challenges during the period under review, including the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects of the war in Ukraine.
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At #UPR42, @alisabrypc, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said #SriLanka had: - adhered to constitutional processes during social unrest - taken measures to enhance public trust in Government, empower Parliament, strengthen democratic governance and financial accountability
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At #UPR42, States commended #SriLanka for: - its cooperation with UN Human Rights mechanisms - efforts made at inclusive political reform and to advance national reconciliation following social unrest - tackling corruption
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At #UPR42, States commended #SriLanka for: - achieving its COVID-19 vaccination target - combating human trafficking - tackling gender-based violence - efforts to protect vulnerable groups
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At #UPR42, States recommended that #SriLanka: - repeals and replaces anti-terrorism legislation - abolishes the death penalty - strengthens women’s rights and empowerment - protects and promotes the rights of LGBTI+ people
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At #UPR42, States recommended that #SriLanka: - promotes continuing human rights education - prevents gender-based violence - raises awareness of human rights, especially for young people - decriminalizes consensual same-sex acts between adults
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At #UPR42, States recommended that #SriLanka: - ratifies the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - ratifies the Convention on the Rights of the Child - fully implements transitional justice mechanisms
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At #UPR42, States recommended that #SriLanka: - takes further measures to combat violence against children - criminalizes marital rape - eradicates female genital mutilation - ensures access to sexual and reproductive health
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At #UPR42, States recommended that #SriLanka: - promotes religious tolerance, freedom of expression and peaceful protest - combats hate speech - strengthens the protection of the rights of migrants - implements Human Rights Council resolutions promoting national reconciliation
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At #UPR42, States recommended that #SriLanka: - takes measures to ensure the participation of women in social and political life - takes further measures to prevent sexual violence and domestic violence - review labour policy restricting women’s right to work
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The Universal Periodic Review of #SriLanka has now concluded. 106 States spoke at the meeting. The #UPR42 Working Group is set to adopt the report on Friday, 3 February at 16:30 (Geneva time).
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